Ceilings Really Are the Fifth Wall: Choosing Paint Colors for Your Ceiling

Ceilings Really Are the Fifth Wall: Choosing Paint Colors for Your Ceiling

Hello friends!  We have a question for you.  How much time have you spent thinking about your ceilings?  If you’re like most people, the answer is, probably not very much.  When your ceiling needs to be painted, you go to the paint or hardware store and grab a few gallons of flat white ceiling paint, [...]

Would You Rather Be a Glass of Milk or a Pitcher of Cream?

Would You Rather Be a Glass of Milk or a Pitcher of Cream?

We know what you’re thinking...what an odd name for a post!  What we’re actually about to discuss, though, is white and cream paint colors. Do you prefer whites or creams?  Not sure?  Read on. Choosing White Paint for Your Home If you’re thinking of freshening up your home, or you’re starting from scratch, you may [...]

What is Cottage Style?

What is Cottage Style?

The word “home” means many things to many people.  For most of us, home conjures feelings of love, joy, acceptance, and comfort, and nothing embodies those feelings more than cottage style. What is a Cottage Style Home?  Generally speaking, a cottage style home is a smaller dwelling, often one or one-and-a-half stories, and is filled [...]

Brittany’s House: New Year, New Kitchen

Brittany’s House: New Year, New Kitchen

Good riddance 2020!  Anyone disagree? We didn’t think so! Something else that I’m happy to be rid of is the dated kitchen in my new home.  Our Kitchen Renovation: Before Although functional, our kitchen just wasn’t my style. If you read our last blog post, the kitchen was too dark. And boring. The orange-toned cabinets [...]

Your Guide to the Perfect Relaxing Bath

Your Guide to the Perfect Relaxing Bath

Have you ever heard the phrase “Calgon, take me away!”?  Even if you’re not old enough to remember the Calgon bubble bath commercials of the 1970’s and ‘80’s, you’ve heard it and you know what it means.  The classic commercial always featured a frazzled homemaker who couldn’t wait to disappear into the perfect bath of [...]

16 Ways to Decorate Your Kitchen for Christmas

16 Ways to Decorate Your Kitchen for Christmas

Do your good intentions ever get away from you?  Do you want to decorate certain areas of your home for Christmas, but end up giving up because you get overwhelmed by too many choices?  Procrastinate no more!  With a little direction, you can turn your home into a cheery Christmas wonderland. How to Decorate Your [...]

How to Choose the Best Christmas Tree for Your Farmhouse or Cottage

How to Choose the Best Christmas Tree for Your Farmhouse or Cottage

“O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches!”  Who doesn’t love a beautiful Christmas tree?  Why only a scrooge of course,  or maybe the Grinch!  We absolutely love a lush, full Christmas tree adorned with lights, especially in a farmhouse or a cottage.   History of the Christmas Tree Before we talk about [...]